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Rep. John Brademas

Former Representative for Indiana’s 3rd District

Brademas was the representative for Indiana’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1959 to 1980.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Brademas is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Brademas sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Brademas was the primary sponsor of 30 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Brademas sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (31%) Social Welfare (17%) Arts, Culture, Religion (15%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) Education (7%) International Affairs (6%) Families (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Brademas’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1959 to Dec 1980, Brademas missed 503 of 7,782 roll call votes, which is 6.5%. This is better than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: